Hand-Made Artistic Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
Welcome to the wonderful world of hand-made wooden jigsaw puzzles. My name is Conrad Armstrong,
and I've been cutting puzzles for fun, for my family and friends, and on commission, as a hobby for years.
Hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles are a whole different experience than today's cheap cardboard
puzzles. I consider my jigsaw puzzles as art that can be assembled and enjoyed over and over
again. A wooden jigsaw puzzle is extremely strong and will not bend or break when put under
the same stress that breaks cardboard puzzles. Wooden jigsaw puzzles which were cut in the
1920's are still being used today; I like to think that the hand-made puzzles I cut today
will become family heirlooms to be enjoyed for many decades.
My puzzle pieces look nothing like typical jigsaw puzzle pieces; each piece and each
puzzle I cut is unique. I try to make the shape of each piece interesting by itself.
My cutting style adds to the overall beauty of the puzzle when assembled.
For the picture, I usually use a print or poster that was purchased by me or by
someone who has commissioned me. I don't just cut any picture; I only choose pictures
that I think will make an interesting puzzle, and one that I think I can do something
creative and "interesting" with.